Outcomes Noncommunicable diseases

Noncommunicable disease mortality rate


The age-standardized NCD mortality rate is a weighted average of the age-specific mortality rates from NCDs per 100,000 persons, where the weights are the proportions of persons in the corresponding age groups of the WHO standard population.


Diet is the biggest risk factor contributing to noncommunicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, and respiratory diseases. Source: Afshin et al, 2019.